Fall is the perfect time for cleaning your home inside and out, including your HVAC system. Many people are unaware of the importance of cleaning your system motor, coil, and air ducts regularly.
Homeowners should have their HVAC system inspected and cleaned a minimum of once a year. This annual AC maintenance service is the most effective preventative measure that you can take for a safer and cleaner home for you and your family.
Continue reading to learn why it is important to have air conditioning maintenance performed this fall, or simply give our West Palm Beach air conditioning experts a call today! We also explore other measures that you can take to keep your system operating at its best.
1) Health and Safety
Dust, allergens, and other particles accumulate inside the air ducts, vents, and on the coils and motor of your home HVAC system. This dust can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold to grow, threatening the health and safety of everyone in your home.
The quality of air inside the home is safer to breathe when your HVAC system has been cleaned. When the professionals provide this service they can also inspect your system for any potential threats, including carbon monoxide.
2) System Performance
Having a technician clean and inspect your HVAC system is critical for ensuring that it continues to operate at its peak performance. Dirt and debris place a burden on your system. This can result in a shorter lifespan and increase the risk of repairs.
A clean HVAC system operates smoother and provides more consistent airflow and regulates the temperature throughout the home. This provides a more comfortable environment for your family preventing one room from feeling cooler or hotter than the other room in your house.
4) Cost Savings
The dirt and dust inside your air ducts and on the motor can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it should. This increases its energy output and increases the likelihood of costly repairs.
A yearly HVAC cleaning saves you money both short and long-term. Examples include:
- Lower Energy Bills
- Prevent Repairs and Breakdowns
- Protect your HVAC Warranty
- Longer Life
- Reduce the Risk of Repairs/Breakdowns
How to Protect Your HVAC System
In addition to your yearly cleaning, there are also several other things that homeowners can do to protect their HVAC system, including:
- Change your air filters regularly, every 3 months maximum, to avoid overworking your system.
- Make sure there are at least 2 feet of clear space around your HVAC system.
- Call a professional if you notice any changes to your system performance.
Inspect your HVAC system regularly for loose screws, odd smells, and/or unusual noises. Notifying a professional at the first sign of trouble will help you avoid costly consequences.
These issues may only require a minor repair, that if neglected, could quickly result in a total system breakdown that requires replacement.
Signs That Your HVAC System Needs to Be Cleaned
There are times that may require your system to be cleaned more than once per year, including homes with pets, or households with individuals who are suspectable to allergens. Signs that may indicate your system requires a cleaning may include:
- System Shuts On and Off Often
- Unpleasant Odor
- Air Filters Become Clogged Quickly
- Insects, Rodents, and Other Creatures in Air Ducts
- Dust Clogs
You may also notice mold or mildew on the outside of your HVAC unit. You must contact a home heating and cooling expert if there are any indications that your system is not working properly.
Professional HVAC Cleaning
Keeping your HVAC properly maintained is critical to the lifespan and performance of your system. Regular cleaning is an important part of system maintenance and is a service that must be performed by a certified HVAC technician.
These technicians have special blowers and brushes to clean the intake and return ducts throughout your home. A professional will also remove all dirt and debris from the system, including the grilles, fan, motor, and coils. This service needs to be performed a minimum of once a year.
Never try to clean your air ducts on your own. Not using the special tools that are required would likely result in damage to your air ducts, resulting in expensive repairs.
Get Professional AC Help from Sansone!
Sansone has been South Florida’s only choice for quality HVAC services for over 45 years! Our team of certified technicians offers an extensive line of services including HVAC system cleaning, maintenance, repair, and installation.
Sansone employs a team of only skilled professionals who are drug-tested and background-checked for your safety. This devoted team allows them to provide honest, reliable services, never employing subcontractors.
Contact Sansone today to schedule your fall cleaning or for other inquiries involving your air conditioning system!